Health-conscious café Póg has opened a second site on Tara Street, adding to their first location on Batchelor's Walk. Since opening in 2014, Póg has become a mecca for people who want to eat out without compromising on health, with a menu full of acai bowls, paleo eggs and protein pancakes. They're also vegan friendly, with their instagram-friendly vegan breakfast boards popping up constantly
in our feeds, and almost all of their desserts are vegan.
Póg was started by owner Rachel Keane as a frozen yoghurt shop, but quickly expanded to salads and raw juices, and the quality of their social media feeds led to a rapidly expanding following. They continued to expand the menu but without a full kitchen they were struggling to offer the dishes they wanted. The Tara Street location will act as a prep kitchen for both sites, allowing the menu to expand and develop.
Some of the new additions include 'Eggs in Purgatory' - poached eggs with polenta, charred kale, nduja, red pepper escabeche, burrata and parmesan, vegan waffles with coconut whip, chia jam and cashew butter, toasties and hot pots. They say they're inspired by the Melbourne and London café scenes, and have always put as much emphasis on how the food looks as to how it tastes - hence
Póg on Tara Street is currently open from 07:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 16:00 on Saturday and 10:00 - 16:00 on Sunday, and they hope to start an evening service from December including wine and cocktails. They're also introducing a vegan afternoon tea in November, which will undoubtedly be coming to an instagram feed near you soon.